The Rio Times, Nightlife Guide, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Nightlife, Bars, Clubs

Saturday’s Rio Nightlife Pick – New York invades Rio in a big way at Dirtyblackdisco. New York based DJ and producer Brennan Green will be commanding the floor in Lapa alongside some of Rio and Sao Paulo’s top DJs. This unique party will bring the best of art and music in true style. Expect to be impressed.


Festa Ploc 80´s (Lapa)
Bands Silvinho Blau Blau, Perdidos na Selva join Banda Ploc 80’s bring you a night of pure musical bliss as they all pay homage to the 80’s. Playing all the hits that are well known as well as some that are not, this festa is known to be serious good time. Cariocas love their 80’s music, and tonight should prove to you why.
Circo Voador – 10PM
Rua dos Arcos, 1 – Lapa – Tel: (21) 2533-0354
Entrance: Check with venue

Monobloco e Bloco do Sargento Pimenta (Lapa)
Super band Monobloco joins powerful forces with Bloco do Sargento Pimenta in a night of epic beats and classic treats! Monobloco, the big percussion band created in 2000 by Pedro Luís consists of many members, who drop heavy percussive beats to some of Brazil’s favorite tunes. Bloco do Sargento Pimento recreates the best of the Beatles in a samba, percussive style format, and was a huge hit at recent Carnavals. These two powerhouse bands will surely rock the floor tonight at Fundição Progresso.
Fundição Progresso – 11PM
Rua dos Arcos, 24 – Lapa – Tel: (21) 2220.5070
Entrance: Check with venue


Stereo Zero (Gávea)
The evening begins with happy hour and full rhythm lounge. As the night progresses, DJs Cobra & José Roberto Mahr, and VJ Isa present new releases and classic remixes of indie rock, pop, new disco, club house and all the variations in between.
00 – 10PM
Av. Padre Leonel Franca 240, Gávea – Tel: (21) 2540-8041
Entrance: Check with venue

Dirtyblackdisco (Lapa)
Dirtyblackdisco returns for the second edition in at Sacadura in Lapa. New Yorker Brian Thomas (aka Butter) brings his east coast style to Rio with a night of solid music from local and international fame. Another east coast player, Brennan Green graces the decks with house, disco, electro and dub -funk. Also Moo star Diogo Reis and Badenov show support alongside O Ritmos Digitais. Should be a banger, so plan on seeing the sun come up.
Sacadura – 11PM
Rua Sacadura Cabral, 147– Lapa – Tel: (21) 2233-0378
Entrance: R$30

I Love Pop! (Arpoador)
Who loves pop? Find out at Studio RJ and Gema TV and Jose Camarano bring the best of pop to you in full swing. Featuring Dobradinha Crew (Matheus & Guton), Truculência Crew (Gustavo Elsas e Felippe Fox)and Pedro W & Bia Medeiros (PartyBusters) and of course Camarano & Suzykill. Parties like this are a guaranteed good time, especially at a venue like Studio RJ.
Studio RJ – 11:30PM
Av. Vieira Souto, 110, Arpoador – Tel: (21) 2523-1204
Entrance: R$25 with guestlist, R$50 without

The Rio Times Nightlife Guide, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Nightlife, Bars, Club


Samba na Véia (Lapa)
This group rescues samba and bossa from the 60s and 70s through to today with samba and rock sambalanço animating the track.
Rio Scenarium – 10PM
Rua do Lavradio, 20 casa – Lapa – Tel: (21) 3147-9000
Entrance: R$35

Bateria da Grande Rio (Lapa)
In the rhythm of Carnival 2012, Lapa 40º, presents the show from the Rio Grande Battery invoked percussionists battery master Ciça lead percussion instruments such as chimes, tambourines, deaf, boxes, rattles, cuicas, agogo, reco-recos and tambourines.
Lapa 40º – 11:30PM
Rua do Riachuelo, 97, Lapa – Tel: (21) 3147-9005
Entrance: R$30

Samba e Tal (Lapa)
Keeping samba as the backbone of their repertoire, diverse musical backgrounds of each component add a differential sound to the group. Their interpretations of classic sambas with original arrangements never loses class or elegance.
Cachaçaria Mangue Seco – 10PM
Rua do Lavradio, 23, Lapa – Tel: (21) 3852-1947
Entrance: R$15


Blue Agave (Copacabana)
Some of the best Mexican food — and the best margarita — in Rio, plus live American and European sports on TV. They also have the original location in Ipanema.
Blue Agave
Rua Aires Saldanha 21C – Copacabana – Tel: (21) 3592-9271
Entrance: Free

Caroline Café (Lagoa)
The Caroline Cafe is the most well known pub in Jardim Botânico, premised on the idea of merging modernity with casual chic. Located in the heart of Jardim Botânico, with beautiful sunsets at Dois Irmãos.
Caroline Café – 11AM
Rua J. J. Seabra 10, Jardim Botânico – Tel: (21) 2540-0705
Entrance: Free

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